I am reading that many times the first 3-5 years are the most aggressive with Systemic Scleroderma. And that many times the disease "burns itself out" or goes into remission. Anyone experience this? Would love to hear positive stories. I have no skin involvement, an arrhythmia from two years ago for which I was implanted with an ICD and placed on beta blockers. I have immotility of my lower esophagus but I am not symptomatic - never had problems with it but I was just tested. I have normal lungs. Very slight raynauds but not much. I have a positive ANA 1.680 nucleolar pattern. Tested negative for SCL 70 and anti centromere antibodies and I am still waiting on the RNA Polymerase results. I am hopeful because I feel great. I do eat gluten, dairy, sugar, no alcohol and I exercise regularly, stay stress free and get rest. I am staying hopeful...would love to hear stories of remission and hope.